I have been in the caring profession for over 35 years. Throughout my working life I have had the opportunity and the privilege to coach and mentor individuals – guiding them through a wide variety of both personal issues and professional challenges. I am by nature an intuitive and empathetic person, and this combined with my nursing background and my training in both NLP and EFT enables me to work with individuals in a way that allows them to feel comfortable and regain control.
I started my nurses training in 1982 – looking for a career that would allow me to help people, and also provide a challenging career environment. Most of my career has been focused around the operating theatre, nursing as both a team member and later as a theatre manager before progressing to a senior management role with responsibility for all clinical services within a busy, acute hospital.
Throughout my career, I have also had responsibility for developing cohesive, high performing teams in areas where the need for effective communication is essential. The experience of managing a stressful theatre environment was a contributing factor in my search to explore ways to reduce stress levels and become a more effective communicator.
This led me to complete a Practitioners course in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in 2007. I followed this with an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) course in 2008.
Why NLP and EFT
As I began working with individuals, I grew to realise that we are all unique and through our life experiences we will have created our own set of paradigms, core values and beliefs. This is how we, as humans, make sense of the world, but along the way some of these beliefs may come to be no longer in our best interest, and instead may keep us stuck. We may not be aware of many of these thought-patterns but they are what our subconscious minds work with. We all have our own map, or as Tony Robbins would say, “blueprint”, held in our subconscious, and no matter how much we change on the outside, if it contradicts the blueprint that we have, then our subconscious mind will do everything in its power to return us to our old behaviours that match the blueprint.
Through NLP we acknowledge that it is our subconscious mind that runs the show then it is no wonder how we often do not achieve the changes we consciously want and work so hard for. We all have a language that we use with ourselves and for many of us we are unaware of the dialogue going on in our own head, and the negative impact it can have on our lives.
While I had always worked with EFT (also known as tapping), as a useful tool, it is only more recently – motivated by consistent, positive feedback from the individuals I work with – that I have come to truly embrace the merits of tapping as an almost stand-alone method of therapy. I have found that tapping with someone raises their awareness of their thought patterns, which in turn, allows us to quickly arrive at core issues – all whilst the individual feels firmly in control of, and even empowered by the process.
Why Come and See Me
I believe in treating every person as an individual. My method of working with clients involves an empathetic, tailored approach – dealing with each issue as it unravels, with no pre-conceived notion of how a specific condition or situation should be dealt with. The tapping on its own induces a state of relaxation and at all times during the session you are in control of what you are saying. The tapping routines that I will use with you, can then be used by yourself whenever needed.
I understand it can feel daunting, and so, if you have any questions or would feel reassured by putting a voice to a name, please don’t hesitate to give me a call on 07812453886.